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NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
nbc news wall street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they are neck in neck in nevada and carolina. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: ten miles from the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students tryi
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
with the race for president, goes to ohio today. mitt romney losing major ground there, according to new polls. before we go there, got to talk about one problem, that both candidates agree the world is running out of time to fix. let's turn to the united nations general assembly where the much anticipated speech byo outgoing president was overshadowed by mohamed morsi. listen to how he introduced himself. >> translator: i am the first egyptian civilian president elected democratically and free, following a great, peaceful revolution halted by the entire world. >> let's go richard roth, covers the u.n. for us. listen to the speech, it sounds like he's stepping it up, ready to be this world leader, world negotiator. is that fair that he's made the move from muslim brotherhood to world leader? >> reporter: well, i think he's still both things. the leader of egypt, decades ago, nasser and others, they had a prominent place when it came to the middle east. there has been this vacuum ever since. president mubarak had never even been here at the u.n. in the last 15 years and played a much quieter ro
Current
Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
pushing the idea that those polls are at best, wrong. and at worst rigged! romney senior campaign adviser ed gillespie suggested he doesn't believe the polls on fox news yesterday. >> mitt romney is what, five, six, seven eight points behind barack obama right now. is that the same kind of polling you guys are finding with your internal? >> it is not consistent with our polling. >> jennifer: when abc's david muir asked mitt romney about polls that showed his 47% comment had actually hurt him mitt romney comes naturally. he lied about it. >> well, i'm very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls but frankly at this early stage polls go up and polls go down. as you look at the national polls, you see i'm tied in the national polls. >> jennifer: in fact, it is just not true. the latest national gallup poll from today has the president up by 6 points. gallup that far left, skewed organization. but there does seem to be little room for reality in the current republican party. so the polls themselves have
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
" poll has the president a full ten points ahead of romney in ohio. 53% to 43%. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. >> reporter: joe, even though a new poll shows the president with a double digit lead in ohio, mr. obama continues to push hard in the state. it's a huge priority for the campaign according to a top aide. by our count the president has visited ohio at least 13 times so far this year. this time ahead of early voting, which by the w begins next tuesday. now, today the president was again selling his policies and his record in a state he says has benefitted from the auto bailout. he talked about the thousands of jobs created but also hit china and went after his gop opponent. >> he's been talking tough on china. he says he's going to take the fight to them. he's going to go after these cheaters. and i've got to admit, that message is better than what he's actually done about this thing. it sounds better than talking about all the years he spent profiting from companies that sent our jobs to china. so when you hear this newfound outrage, when you see
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in ohio. mitt romney's riding his campaign bus through ohio today. with the latest poll showing he needs to play catchup, romney's trying something new. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is following the romney campaign. >> reporter: joe, mitt romney woke up today to more bad poll numbers here in ohio on the very day he is racing across the state with a new message that can be summed up as i can feel your pain too. across the critical battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has been a man on a mission to connect with voters. >> my heart aches for the people i've seen. >> reporter: the message of the day was not only that he can fix the economy, it's that he can feel it. >> there are so many in our country that are hurting right now. i want to help them. i know what it takes to get an economy going again and creating jobs. >> reporter: the straight from the heart appeal is echoed in a new ad that shows romney looking directly into the camera. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for the
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
know that polls are actually showing the president is leading romney in ohio. this is the cnn poll of polls. average of four most recent surveys. the president ahead, 55-41%. why do you think that is so significant right now? >> he has more than 40 days to go before this election, but keep in mind that the presidential debates, a series of presidential debates in that vice presidential debate gets going next week. so he doesn't have a whole lot of time on the ground to persuade swing state voters like here in ohio that he needs them on his side, and you can see he has this economic message behind me right now in big letters on that sign. it says we need a real recovery. he has been fine-tuning his economic message all morning long. trying to reconnect with voters in this stais state. he said at a hearing in the western of the state that his heartaches for people who are struggling in this economy. take a listen to a little bit of what he had to say earlier this morning. >> there is so many in our country that are hurting right now. i want to help them. he know what it takes to get
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >>> up next, heading west to ohio and mitt romney is today and watching the poll numbers head south. [ male announcer ] let's say you need to take care of legal matters. wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we took the best of the old and combined it with modern technology. together you get quality services on your terms, with total customer support. legalzoom documents have been accepted in all 50 states, and they're backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. so go to legalzoom.com today and see for yourself. it's law that just makes sense. so go to legalzoom.com today and see for yourself. i'm bara ck o bama and i approve romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
politics average of recent polls has the president up five in ohio and three in florida. team romney dispute the public survey, argue they oversample democrats based on outdated 2008 results. pollsters deny it. romney political team insist the unpublished internal data shows it going to the wire. campaigning with the ohio native and golf legend jack nicklaus, romney blasted the president for big government spending. >> if he were re-elected i can assure you it will be $20 trillion of debt. the debt gets passed on to our kids. it's not just bad for the economy. it's not just bad for our job creation. it will in my opinion, it's immoral for to us pass on obligations like that to the next generation. >> romney'sry reserting the economic attack on the president as a new study shows median household income fell 1.1% in august to just over $50,000 a year. since june 2009, household income fell $5.7% and they are down 8% since obama took office. romney's blunt assessment is everyone will share in the sacrifice to fix the mess and get people back to work. >> don't expect a huge cut in taxes,
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
voters right now. it had been even. romney cited it on the stump and showed one of two polls tied. today it was 50/44 for president obama. i think ohio certainly is trending toward obama. it's safe to say that right now. the national polls are showing some movement toward the president. >> bret: say for the sake of arguement that the polls are skewed toward president obama. what he is doing on the stump now, is it different from what he was doing? enough of change of message? winning formula to turn it around? >> he has to change the pitch on the stump. i don't think it's enough of a change to couner the potency of the 47% video that is part of the president stump speech. if he wants to win the presidency he has to campaign like polls are correct. if he doesn't win ohio and virginia there is a tight sweep to presidency to 270 for him. florida, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. he is behind in a bunch of them. he has 40 days to do it. a lot of work outside debate. you can't gamble on that. being in ohio is bad news. >> bret: there are some republicans who say listen, it's actually, we do
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
down. which polk you trust? are the media using the polls to focus on romney and ignore the terror attacks in libya and other real issues? answers next on news watch. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we build must make adrenaline pump and pulses quicken. ♪ to help you not just to stay ale... but feel alive. the new c class is no exception. it's a mercedes-benz through and through. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. sleep train's inveis ending soon. sale save 10%, 20%, even 35%
Comedy Central
Sep 26, 2012 10:45am PDT
: tonight, the polls are not favoring mitt romney. great, first the british, now he's in trouble with polish people. (laughter) then, outrage in the n.f.l. though after a few more concussions who will remember? (laughter) and my guest, claressa shields, is the first woman to win gold in olympic boxing. i will float like a butterfly and ask questions also like a butterfly. (laughter) i have gotten a iphone 5! (cheers and applause) and apple maps says i'm in norway! this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome to "the report." (audience chanting "stephen"). (cheers and applause) thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to "the report." please, thank you for joining us. i lost the emmy. (laughter) speaking of losing, mitt romney. (laughter) he has had a run of bad luck lately and this past weekend was no different. on saturday, ann romney's plane had to make an emergency landing after an electrical fire broke out on board. now, i'm happy to hear that she is fine. no one's sure what happened, though ann sw
CBS
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
and poor and they need our help and receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls shows romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has both campaigns stepping up their advertising in key swing states. >> we should measure compassion by how many people can get off of welfare. >> reporter: romney released a new 60 second ad. he talks about the struggles of average americans. president obama has out spent mitt romney on tv ads and the attacks have resonated with voters like this republican. >> he really doesn't know the common man. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama with a ten-point lead over romney in ohio. cbs news has decided to move ohio from undecided to leans obama, a win for the president there would move him 18 electoral votes closer to win. that's 270. >> susan mcginnis in washington. in the nation's capital, vice president joe biden h
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:30pm EDT
of the evidence seems to be that romney is losing. i am sure mitt romney's own internal polls tell the same message. i know the arguments. the rasmussen poll does not weight democrats more heavily. >> that is the robopolling thing. >> we have an expert here in march shields. >> we are in conservative one country now. -- conservative wine country now. [laughter] it is a miracle that ronald reagan, one of 49 states without fox news, rush limbaugh out, and sean hannity, drudge report, the network's dominant and "the new york times" at "the washington post" ascended ent. poor mitt romney, done by some conspiracy out of a settlement in falls church? [laughter] >> reagan was unique and a political actor unlike any we have seen. putting mitt romney against him is not a fair standard. he is not a great campaigner. i happen to think he would be a good position, but he is not a great campaigner. on the polls, evan is right. if 90% are pointing in one direction, is probably true. but you have to apply a formula when you decide to was going to be likely to show. if you apply the model of the 2008 elect
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
the election because he is ahead in the polls. that's what they tell somebody. for mitt romney, you got to point out solution and point out the differences and especially in the debates and so that people will say what you stand for. they like president obama and they don't know as much about mitt romney. >> steve: they know one thing about president obama and that was brought to like by a friend of this program in the washington post. after our attack in the consulate in libya that the president was not attending the presidential briefings. he missed over half of them. surprise, every since the attack on the consulate, he went to sevenin a row which is a record for a number of months and lawmakers on capitol hill are disturbed by the statements put out by the ambassador to the united states or from the united states to the united nations susan rice and the others in the administration. it sounded lining it could not possibly be a terror attack and now we know it was. >> brian: senators are not giving up the details of the briefings. they have a problem with what they are hearing in pub
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
york. >>> new poll numbers show trouble for mitt romney in key battleground states. the washington post poll finds president obama leading romney by 8 points in ohio, that's among likely voters. in another swing state, florida, romney is only trailing by four points among likely voters but there is a nine point gap among all registered voters. in both states the president has a double digit advantage among women. in florida 53% of men back romney. >>> now here's a look at some other news making news early in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene. the teams were togsed around like rag dolls as they paddled towards the starting point. the ocean was littered with at least ten capsized canoes before the race officially started. >>> in south dakota, close to a thousand bison created quite a rumble during the 47th annual buffalo roundup. thousands of spectators from all over the world make the trip each year to watch the animals stampede across the pair ri before they are corralled into pens. roughly 250 will go up for auction. >>> finally, in utah, one farmer has put
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> it looks like mitt romney needs to do better in ohio right now. a new cbs poll finds him trailing the president by 10 points, the lead among women 25 point. president obama also campaigned today in the buckeye state. a quinnipiac university cbs news poll new york sometimes as well has him leading in two other battlegrounds, florida and pennsylvania. >>> coming up on 9news no problem with name recognition, bruce leshan reports from romney, west virginia. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in romney, west virginia. this small town may share its name with the republican presidential nominee, but even here the partisan sniping has grown really nasty. >>> i'm anita brikman with this health alert. teens have shown colonoscopy without laxatives can find conventional polyps as well as the test. many think the bowel cleansing prep is the worst part which isn't needed with laxative 3 c2c. >>> a 70-year-old driver being treated for injuries he got when his car did this, crashed into a home in olney, maryland. the vehicle ended up in the living room of the home today in the 19500 block of olney m
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
? are the polls really punishing mitt romney with blatant bias? dick morris says yes and can prove it. he also evidence that mitt romney is pulling ahead. dick morris. we'll find out. plus, the obama administration is incompetent, confused, or flat-out lying? u.s. intelligence shows we knew terrorists attacked our consulate in libya and it was confirmed within 24 hours. why the charade? >> what happened initially, it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> as i said last week, as our ambassador to the united nations said on sunday, as i said the other day, based on what we know and now, and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. >> two sources have told fox that within 24 hours of the attack, all of the evidence that the u.s. intelligence committee had at that time pointed to a terrorist attack, and that it was the work of a specific group related to al-qaeda and its affiliate in that area. >> obama sends his surrogates out to lie about the -- about the cause and the nature of the attacks. obama cr
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 1:00am EDT
edge. polls in swing states showing president obama pulling ahead of governor mitt romney, but not so fast. dick morris, author of new book "here come the black helicopters" has something to say about the polls. he joins us. nice to see you, dick. dick, you may be perhaps the only one who's saying that these polls suggest that governor romney is winning. please tell me how you arrive at that. >> sure. well, karl rove i think has some thoughts like that. let me go through it. what's going on now is these polls are assuming that you have the same high level of african american, latino and young people vote in 2012 that you had in 2008. not the normal level, which you had in '04, '00, '06 and so on. the pollsters are awaiting the data to assume you have that level. so, for example, in 2008, 14% of the vote was cast by african americans. in 2004, in all the other years, only 11% was. in 2010, only 11% was. so what the pollsters is doing is weighting up the number of black interviews, giving them more weight so that they account for 14% of the sample, not 11%. for young people, they histor
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
romney tonight. a new fox news poll showing president obama with a five-point lead nationally. 48-43%. unchanged from earlier in month and within the margin of error but a significant shift from before the convention. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia. >> if f the candidate is getting anxious, you wouldn't know it. as he hammered president obama as defense cut in looming sequestration of the american legion post. >> it's still a troubled and dangerous world. the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and de stating. when i become -- steve dating anpresident wewill stop it. i won't cut money to the military. >> he picked support of medal of honor recipients tonight. last night in ohio, impromptu photo op, when a chartered sightseeing plane pulled up next to his. obama campaign tried to drive a wedge between romney and the reliable constituency today. i have a cuing him of threatening veteran benefit with the planned spending cut. romney threw it back at the president. >> given the need of the veterans how in world as co
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
the polls to focus on romney and ignore the terror attack in libya and the other real issues? the answer is next on news watch. ♪ leaving my homeland ♪ pling a lone hand ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪ fly by night away from here ♪ ♪ change my life again ♪ ♪ fly by night, goodbye my dear ♪ ♪ my ship isn't coming ♪ and i just can't pretend oww! ♪ [ male announcer ] careful, you're no longer invisible in a midsize sedan. the volkswagen passat. the 2012 motor trend car of the year. that's the power of german engineering. to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. >> well, just over five weeks to election day and both candidates are doing all they can to get their message out and the media
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls shows romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has both campaigns stepping up their advertising in see swing states. >> we should measure compassion by how many people can get off of welfare. >> reporter: romney released a new 60 second ad. president obama has out spent mitt romney on tv ads and the attacks have resonated with voters like this republican. >> he really doesn't know the common man. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama with a ten-point lead over romney in ohio. cbs news has decided to move ohio from undecided to leans obama, a win for the president there would move him 18 electoral votes closer to win. that's 270. >> susan mcginnis in washington. in the nation's capital, vice president joe biden hosted a reception for hispanic leaders last night. he predicted
Current
Sep 25, 2012 3:00am PDT
candidate has ever become president without carrying ohio. recent polls show romney is down in the state by anywhere from 4 to 7 points against the president. so he's not doing great in ohio but he's faring well financially after a trip to los angeles over the weekend. romney brought in $6 million in just one night at a fund-raiser in beverly hills where about 1500 people paid up to $50,000 each to see the candidate speak. ann romney ran into a little trouble when her plane had to make an emergency landing this weekend. she is safe and sound but her husband was naturally a little bit nervous especially because he cannot figure out why airplane windows don't go down. romney told the "los angeles times" that's the biggest problems with a plane in trouble is you can't get anymore oxygen on the plane because the windows do not roll down. obviously one of the many reasons that airplane windows don't open is because at that altitude, there's not enough oxygen to get passengers any air. we're back with more bill after
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
have to do to improve this. it's romney getting the business. if the polls hold up, mitt romney potentially getting the shaft. i don't think things are that simple or they work out that way, ask yourself this when you look at electoral map. how is that a race decided across the country is showing something different across the republican-run state, states that are beating the national average. jobs gained, businesses charged and volt voters. they say it's testment to what happens when you put republican in charge of the state. wouldn't it be a pit if it means democrats staying in charge of the country? e-mails are pouring in fast and furious. people just can't believe the impact that my one-on-one with paul ryan at the republican convention had on the presidential race. i got us here. fe
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
obama ahead of romney by seven points. in florida, fox news poll shows the president ahead of romney by five points. very similar to all these other so-called mainstream poll numbers. you don't hear them complaining about the fox news polls. they're complaining about the others. so there is an imbalance there. if you take a look at all these polls, and we at cnn did a poll of polls, you show -- it clearly shows that the president is ahead slightly in almost all of these key battleground states. and i think that's pretty significant. >> we were just showing virginia and now here is florida and they're saying exactly what you just said. and here is the thing. yes we're 40 days out. but early voting, we started the program talking about the significance of early voting and the volumes of people who do early voting. so regardless of what the romney camp is saying about their internal polls, is it entirely possible they are seeing these polls that are now as i said solidifying with early voters and saying it may be time to spend the money on down ballot contenders and go for the house and
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
. and the polls in those states are looking solidedly in obama's column. so what is team romney to do? how about this. work hard. spend money. spend time. bang that shoe leather to the sidewalk. and maybe even cast some doubt on polls that run favorable. cnn's wolf blitzer joining me live from washington. wolf, the romney camp is suggesting that a lot of those mainstream bombs are skewed in some way, that they're not accurate.are skewed in some way, that they're not accurate. i want to play a short clip. >> we trust our internal polls. i don't make any campaign decisions based off what i read in the "washington post." so i'm not going to get into the specifics of what our polls say or tonight say. i trust our numbers and that's what we're basing our decisions off of. >> but he won't give us those numbers. so here's how it goes. every time bad numbers come out, i hear campaigns saying we don't use those numbers, we use our own. but i never hear that when the numbers are good. am i wrong? >> you're not wrong, but the fundamental fact of what's going on right now is the numbers in these key battleg
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, the polls have them down. which polls can you trust? are the media using the polls to focus on romney and ignore the terror attacks in libya and other real issues? answers are next on news watch. exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office.
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
public polls suggest romney is behind. >>shepard: why don't they show us the data? you would think that would help their cause, right? >>carl: sure. what they do, they explain to folks like me, they believe the samples are skewed for democrats. when you look at the raw data you can see that in most cases there has been an increase of the expected democratic registration larger than what many would argue is probably conceivable given the midterm elections and how close the race has been the last few months. it is close. the romney campaign does not dispute that. president obama has an advantage, and they do not dispute that. they say will debates are important and neither side will throw out the best argument, their biggest ammunition, until the debates, four weeks consecutively, in october, unfold. having said that, governor romney today in ohio with three public stops. that is rare for him. he is upping the schedule as he is increasing the rhetoric and escalating attacks on the president. here is a sample from today. listen. >> talk is cheap. you can be extraordinarily eloquent an
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
who's saying that these polls suggest that governor romney is winning. please tell me how you arrive at that. >> sure. well, karl rove i think has some thoughts like that. let me go through it. what's going on now is these polls are assuming that you have the same high level of african american, latino and young people vote in 2012 that you had in 2008. not the normal level, which you had in '04, '00, '06 and so on. the pollsters are awaiting the data to assume you have that level. so, for example, in 2008, 14% of the vote was cast by african americans. in 2004, in all the other years, only 11% was. in 2010, only 11% was. so what the pollsters is doing is weighting up the number of black interviews, giving them more weight so that they account for 14% of the sample, not 11%. for young people, they historically have been 12% of the vote. they're weighting it up to the 18% that it was in 2008. latinos have always been 7%. they're weighting it up to 9%. they're doing so either because they're in the -- i believe misguided impression -- that the electorate of 2012 will be the same as '08
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of the nine swing states. it is an nbc news wall street journal marist poll showing romney trailing the president by 7 points in new hampshire. romney trailing obama by two points in north carolina, that's within the margin of error. and same in nevada, two-point spread for the president. that's within the margin of error. so none of those polls really urge shattering, but certainly showing that president obama is -- has an advantage in these swing states. >> yeah. you know, the one that is i little surprising to me is north carolina. i would have thought romney would be doing better. the president, he carried north carolina the last time, but by a tiny, tiny margin. so that's a little surprising that even though it is within the margin of error, 48/46, he's still ahead in north carolina right now. if romney can't win north carolina, he's going to be in deep, deep trouble because that's a state, i assumed was going to be going for the republican candidate this time. maybe, you know, holding the democratic convention in charlotte energized that democratic base in north carolina. mayb
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
is because if you look at why romney is running behind in the polls now, he is not particularly well-liked. that's a hard thing to overcome when you're attacking a very well-liked president. no matter how respectful you are. and his policies reasons very popular. and what he says about the middle class behind closed doors is also not popular. those are hard thing for him to flip on a dime in the course of a 90-minute debate. that's why i think the deck is mildly stacked against him, much as i know democrats are trying to downplay the president's chances. i really think that romney's got a hill that is going to be hard for him to climb. >> brett o'donnell, richard goodstein, two veterans of debate prep. thank you both so much for your time on a saturday afternoon. >> thank you. sure. >> thanks, greg. >> one thing is for sure. 10s of millions will be watching wednesday. the same number will have various opinions on who won come thursday morning. >>> up next, who drew the bomb that was the centerpiece of the israeli prime minister's speech in the yankees. benjamin netanyahu's spokesman
PBS
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
supporters, your donors, who are concerned that this could be slipping away? >> i am pleased with some polls, less so with other polls, but at this stage, polls go up, polls go down. >> this week on "inside washington," mitt romney's rough ride. the fight for ohio. >> you may have noticed that there is an election in ohio. >> we are going to win. >> the foreign policy debate. >> i was certain and continue to be certain that there will be bombs on the road. >> "bumps in the road"? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> rare bipartisan agreement. >> did you guys watch the packers game last night? i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it has been a rough couple of weeks for mitt romney. the president has opened up leads and a battleground states like ohio, wisconsin, iowa, colorado. you would of thought that the assassination of an american ambassador in libya, attacks on embassies elsewhere in the middle east, would have offered mitt romney a golden opportunity to reframe the debate, but he cannot get their
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
's a stunning new poll ot today and it's not looking good for mr. romney. a quinnipiac "new york times" poll shows romney is trailing president obama in ohio by ten points among registered voters. among women in ohio, the dwoo ed is more stark. obama leads by 25 points. among young voters, obama leads by a staggering 35 points. romney's political director, though, says he's not worried. >> they're sorting spiking the ball at the 30 yard line right now. ohio, there's still 42 days to go. we are in it by any stretch, inside the margin of error in ohio and the obama campaign will have problems there. >> public polls are what the public polls are. i hope the obama campaign is basing their campaign off of the public polls. we don't. we base it off of our data and our message. >> cnn's national political correspondent is in westerville, ohio, jim acosta. jim, seriously, the answer from the romney camp is that the polls aren't trustworthy? >> reporter: well, i think one thing we heard from mitt romney yesterday, we had a chance to talk to him, carol, and he basically said, well, polls come up and p
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
it the buckeye brawl. perhaps the biggest punch from the newest poll. romney trailing president obama by 10 points in ohio. down by 9 points in florida. just before we came on the air we asked the governor about those numbers. >> curious about what your would say to some of your supporter, your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. polls go up and some go down. >> there's some that believe this is a reflection of that videotape last week. you were talking to donors, talking about the 47%. >> my job is not to worry about those people. >> you said my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility. i'm curious who exactly you're talking about there? >> i think if you look at the national polls you see i'm tied in the national polls. >> reporter: you said people you couldn't convince to take greater responsibility. those are heavy words. >> it's a political process. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i hope to get 50-plus percent and make sure i become the next president. >>
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
line. this is true across many polls. you might see a margin of 20 points for mitt romney. you might see a margin of 22 points but nowhere do you see the outside margins that he needs to win the election. given how obama is doing among minority voters, given how he appears to be holding his support, maybe then some, among white college graduate voters. so that's where we are now. of course, as we know these elections in which you step into united states are not oddly enough decided just by the popular vote. that would be a weird and silly thing to do. instead we have this electoral vote system, you know the story. that means that the election really comes down specifically to the outcomes in a number of different swing or battleground states. this is the 2012 battleground as we laid it out in our first paper and basically you have six days in kind of the rust belt midwest area. you have three states out of the southwest, you have three states in the new south, north carolina, virginia and florida. the six days in the midwest rust belt area are much more heavily white than these other
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
romney is losing ground in ohio, the latest polls are not encouraging for romney. here is steve handelsman. >> reporter: he's wrapping up his bus tour of ohio a blue collar state that must win for mitt romney. >> there is dignity and honor and meaning in good hard work. >> reporter: despite romney's work here, many visits, ohio may be moving out of reach. even with the help today of ohio native jack nicklaus who says he has laid off workers from his golf business. >> we can't afford four more years like the last four. i can't. >> romney can't afford more polls like today. >> after he was caught on tape disparaging the 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax, who he said feel like victims, today's new york times cbs poll finds romney trailing president obama by 12 points in pennsylvania, by 9 in florida, trailing by 10 in ohio. fighting the perception by some voters he's out of touch. >> i've been across this country, my heartaches for the people i've seen. >> in his new ad romney looks at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. my
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
/dukakis. >> the polls are so overwhelming they determine what happens. the press wants to give romney a little ride and say this is not over yet. >> we'll be there. thanks so much. >> don't you? >> we'll see. >> mark and bob, thanks so much. great to see you guys, and what political story will make headlines in the next 24 hours? that's next right here. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cle
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